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  1. Support Entity Framework for WinRT apps

    For WinRT to be a decent candidate for LOB apps, we need better data access support for direct SQL Server 2-tier architecture apps. Need a version of Entity Framework that works with WinRT apps.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Simplify the closing of multiple documents

      On the documents tab control.

      When multiple tabs/documents are open, it is possible to pull down a context menu, which lists all open documents, by clicking the down arrow on the far right of the tab control. This menu could be improved upon by adding a “Close button” next to each document in the menu to simplify the closing of documents.

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        3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add start url history

        My project uses host names to control configuration so I need to use the start url to test different host names. The issue I change this several times a day but the input area doesn't have a history of recent entries. It would be helpful to me if it kept the last 10, 20, etc start URLs int he project user file so I would no longer need to maintain a text file to copy & paste from.

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop naming Visual Studio Versions by the year

          When you name a product by the year (Visual Studio 2013 for example) this puts pressure on you to release a product before that year is over.

          Many products like this are released in the third or fourth quarter of the year just to make sure it gets out before the name is wrong.

          If It is Visual Studio 12, call it Visual Studio 12

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • the VS2010 IDE UI style should Open

            the VS2010 IDE UI style should Openfor our developers just like VS2008,and Microsoft should Support developers .Net UI,so we can make a Application like VS2010's Style!!!!

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to add a suite of testcases to a PBI

              When you have a suite of test cases you have to add it 1 test case at a time to a PBI/Bug. you cannot add a suite in one click

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              • Error List column resize to push columns right

                Every time I have to resize a column I have to shrink five columns to fit it in.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

                  It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
                  For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

                  [Client]

                  [Product A / Project A]
                  [Release 1]
                  [Sprint 1]
                  [Sprint 2]

                  [Product B / Project B]
                  [Sprint 1]
                  [Sprint 2]

                  I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

                  21 votes
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                  • A project where 2 people can on the same time can work

                    A project where 2 people on the same time can work like google drive, if a the 1st person types "if" the other person see it when he types it and can edit it, so if the 1st types the code for button1 then can the 2snd code button2 and while the 1st one is typing, the second one see each letter he is typing in the same project. It's like a server, so like google drive if you do that with 2.

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for BigInteger literals in C#

                      It would be great if C# supported integer literals of type System.Numerics.BigInteger, similar to how F# does. For example:

                      var test = 7i; //Test is a BigInteger

                      This would be very helpful in arithmetic expressions that go beyond what we can normally do, such as `1i << 64 | 4i << 96` instead of `new BigInteger(1) << 64 | new BigInteger(4) << 96`.

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SSIS and versions of VS

                        Newer versions of VS should have support for SSIS with backwards compatible for older versions of SQL. I should not have to have 3 versions of VS running on my PC just so I can maintain various SSIS projects. SSIS solutions should be handled like solutions with different .net. You should be able to open any SSIS solution and go to project properties and specify the SQL version the packages are compatible for. It should be as simple as changing a web applications .net version.

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                          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a link to parent WI when resolving a WI as a dupe

                          When resolving a work item as a duplicate of another the user is forced to enter the "parent" WI id. This should create a parent/child link between the two.

                          Not having this allows work items to slip through the cracks when the "parent" item is regressed and no link to the child is found.

                          Apparently this is possible in the API, so I don't see why it's not built into the templates for resolving work items as dups.

                          http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2010/02/27/tfs-api-part-22-create-link-between-work-item-parent-child-etc/

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                            The out of the box templates don’t have a “duplicate Id” on the work items. The work item is customized by your organization.

                            However, having a real triage experience is on our backlog, and that would address your suggestion.

                            Ewald Hofman
                            TFS Program Manager

                          • Iso_Object_Image_Platform

                            simple it doesn't run on your on-line visual studio

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add expand all/collapse all to sprint board view in Visual Studio Online

                              Can you please add expand all/collapse all links/buttons to the sprint board view in Visual Studio Online.
                              Similar to what you already have in the backlog view.

                              5 votes
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                              • Expan on WIX projects

                                Look, I'm over the whole setup & deployment deployment project, but really think that the ISLE is such a bad replacement.

                                Is it possible to may expand on say the WIX toolset, Perhaps make a nice simple wizard interface? It's one thing to build a nice simple windows app that takes me 2-3hrs, but then I'm spending the same amount of time typing out XML to build the msi for it.

                                16 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Systematic Approach to MS SQL Server Database Recovery Process

                                  The DBA Needs to follow different approach to manage secure and protect their SQL Server database. The generalization of the whole process is elaborated to Check, Repair and Restore the MS SQL data.

                                  Database Integrity check: The MS SQL Server’s stored procedure “DatabaseIntegrityCheck” should be performed on regular interval of time to check database corruption issues. To check the database integrity of all users, executive the following code:

                                  EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseIntegrityCheck
                                  @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES',
                                  @CheckCommands = 'CHECKDB'

                                  Backup Planning: Use DatabaseBackup stored procedure for the purpose of backing up your database securely to the desired location. The following method will create…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make CoffeeScript editor autoindent next line on enter

                                    The CoffeeScript editor of VS 2013 does not autoindent the next line of my code when I press enter, but jumps always to the start of a line, and I need to tab several times to get to the right indentation.

                                    11 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Web access - Queriable "Linked to" exisitng workitem window (same as it is in VS)

                                      Have queriable window in web access and not only by ID
                                      (same window as it is in VS)

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Allow users to customise the colors displayed on the TFS 2012 Agile Kanban boards. They are difficult to read with a lot of data

                                        Please refer to the thread I posted on MSDN, it explains it all in greater detail:

                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f6c9af99-3f35-4ffc-8719-2401272022c9/how-to-customise-the-kanban-backlog-board-and-graph-colors-in-tfs-2012

                                        At the moment with a lot of States the graphs and display just show in numerous shades of blue making it difficult to read

                                        27 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create a simple database project for those that only want to save files to source control

                                          I prefer to create my deployment scripts with a SQL Compare tool. For development, I just want to be able to check my code into some source control. I essentially want a project similar to SSMS projects. The current database projects in Visual Studio is way to complicated for my scenario. I currently use the blank C++ project for my database work. I would like to see multiple database project templates and one of them match a basic SSMS style project.

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